Sky Above New Hampshire Tonight (3/9/2014): Jupiter, Moon & Orange Betelgeuse (In Orion) In Beautiful Conjunction. Mars Later.
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Happened to step out around 7:20 pm to enjoy the
balmy, near-tropical evening
and happened to see this beautiful conjunction.
It will be around till about 1:30 Monday morning. So try and catch it.
It will be around for the next few days 7pm to 1am (I think, I haven’t checked).
Betelgeuse is the distinctly orange star at the ‘head’ of Orion.
Then at the bottom you have the very bright, white star, Rigel
— which I always think of as ‘Rigel Bright‘.
Have been meaning to tell you this for nearly two weeks.
Orange ‘star’ low on the Eastern Horizon around 10pm is Mars.
Yes, Mars — the God of War galloping low across the sky.
I try to catch it when I take the dogs out for their last outing
for the day around 11pm.